Chateau Clos des JacobinsAll products from this vendor
The history of the Clos des Jacobins estate dates back to the 18th century, but the modern era of the winery begins in 1964, when it was acquired by Jean-Georges Cordier. Cordier is a member of the well-known merchant family that owns the equally famous wineries Château Gruaud Larose and Château Talbot in Saint-Julien. The Decoste family acquired the vineyards of the Clos des Jacobins estate in Saint-Emilion from Gerald Friedman in 2004. Their desire to acquire the château was partly influenced by the success of the Fleur Cardinale winery, owned by their relatives - Florence and Dominique Decosta and located in the Saint-Emilion appellation. The 8.5 hectares of Clos des Jacobins grows grapes such as Merlot (80%), Cabernet Franc (18%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (2%). The Clos des Jacobins vineyard in Saint-Emilion consists of two parcels of land. The estate and the main part of the vineyard are located near the village of Saint-Emilion. When entering the village, you will see them on the right side. They also own a small plot of land near Château Angélus.
Cabernet FrancAll products from this varietal
A single-varietal Cabernet Franc wine has medium body and exhibit graphite, green bell pepper and red licorice notes, with darker wines showing more cigar and leather flavors.
Saint Emilion is one of the key appellations of the Right bank as well all of Bordeaux. Due to the weather Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes are dominant here. Wines are saturated, fruity, with toasted aromas and even slightly sweet. Before falling in love with the dry Médoc wines, wine lovers usually dip their toes into the Saint Emilion ones first. Since 1955 the region follows the Premier Grand Cru classification system. Unlike the Left bank, Saint Emilion changes its wine house classification every 10 years.
Bordeaux wines are considered to be the most prestige and renowned in the world. The region is mainly known for its dry red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, and one can almost always find the word Château (French for „castle”) on Bordeaux wine labels. In order to understand the style of wine most desirable for your taste, it is recommended to try different samples from the Left as well as the Right Bank of The Gironde. Both banks differ not only with different soil, but also with the share of specific wines. There are several classifications in Bordeaux but the main one, introduced in 1855, hasn’t changed since and still impacts wine prices nowadays. A few years later, in 1936, an alternative classification system - Crus Bourgeois - was established. Bordeaux is known for a commerce praxis called en primeur - it means that a buyer can purchase wines immediately after harvest and prior to production for a substantially lower price, thus obtaining the opportunity to sell them for a larger profit later in the future. Bordeaux wines can be described as big, complex and with a strong character, but very friendly at the same time so that each and every wine lover could find something tasty and suitable for a great wine night.